THIRTEEN YEARS OF ABSFest: Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival May 24-26, 2019 in Asheville, NC. THIRTEEN YEARS? Yup, thirteen years of adventure and we are STILL here, Weirding Up Asheville with Sword-Swallowing, Strip-Tease, and So Many Sequins! This year’s headliners are the dashing Guiness-Book-of-World-Records-Winning Whip Artist, Jacques Ze Whipper of Boston and tantalizing Texas sweetheart Tifa Tittlywinks. Additionally, delicate flower and sword-swallower Opal will shock and amaze Asheville with her chilling and charming skills. Overall, ABSfest presents over two dozen acts in burlesque, circus arts, bellydance and sideshow. For full schedule and further information, please visit the ABSFest website – www.ABSFest.com or contact Future of Tradition Productions at (828) 232-2980. Four Days of SHOWS, workshops, vending and more.